Photokina lives threescore and ten but no longer

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fourthirdcam Forum Member • Posts: 67
Re: Photokina lives threescore and ten but no longer

I wonder how long it will be before photography equipment ends up next to the "notions" in craft stores.

Isn't the big elephant in the room really the internet? Since the late 90s, by the time Photokina rolled around, most manufacturers had already introduced their products online. Essentially this made trade-shows obsolete. Individual products aren't waiting for trade shows to launch.

Digital photography had a phenomenal run of 20+ years as a new thing. It basically killed an entrenched business model (film-developing-printing) and now that everyone has the best camera (the one you have with you) it's retrenching back to the days like the late 80s or early 90s when SLRs actually sat on dusty shelves while consumers bought smaller devices.

Our cameras will keep working though.  Have fun!

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